Drivers Lifeless, Pennsylvania Turnpike shut down after truck drove into ravine close to Plum – WPXI
PLUM, Pennsylvania – At least one person was killed when a semi-trailer truck crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wednesday afternoon.
Rescue workers said it happened around 1:30 p.m. A semi-trailer truck drove through a guardrail and over a 25-foot embankment before landing in a ravine. The driver was killed and trapped in the truck.
A passenger was able to get out of the truck and go to a nearby store for help. This person was taken to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville. Her condition was initially unknown.
Officials said a dangerous goods situation had been reported at the accident site. The truck carried liquid nitrogen in a tank trailer.
The eastbound lanes are closed from the Harmarville to Monroeville exit and officials expect the closure to continue well into the evening.
Due to the severity of the crash, a diversion to the east was set up at exit 48. Detour: Freeport Road to PA-910 West to PA-28 South to I-579 South to I-376 East to get back into the turnpike at. enter the Pittsburgh Junction.
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